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LWWW Well Talk – Life’s Simple 7 to Improve Heart Health

Dr. Creager will review the current prevalence and mortality rates of cardiovascular disease and discuss cardiovascular risk factor assessment. The American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 program will be discussed. The 7 factors include: diet, activity, weight, blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, and smoking. Attendees will learn how to achieve improved cardiovascular health through lifestyle changes and appropriate medications.

Activity Details

Start Date:  February 26, 2021
End Date:  February 26, 2024

You may claim CME or CNE credit for successful completion of this online course. In order to claim credit, you must follow these steps:

  1. Register for the learning activity by creating an account or logging in to your account.
  2. Click Continue to navigate to the Evaluation tab; then click the Launch button to start the evaluation.
  3. Complete and Submit the evaluation and attestation form.

When the evaluation is submitted, you will be awarded credit. You may access your transcript for verification of participation at any time via Your Account. Need help? Visit the Support Page, send an Email, or call the Center for Learning and Professional Development at (603) 653-1234, Option 1.

  • Mark A. Creager, MD, FAHA, FACC, MSVM

    Dr. Mark A. Creager is the Anna Gundlach Huber Professor of Medicine and Professor of Surgery at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; he is Director of the Heart and Vascular Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. Dr. Creager earned his medical degree at Temple University in Philadelphia. He completed his internship, medical residency, and fellowships in Vascular Medicine and Cardiology at University Hospital in Boston.

There is no fee for this activity, but to receive credit(s) you must register online and complete the online evaluation (you must register to access this form).

Learning Outcome(s)

At the conclusion of this learning activity, 75% of participants will be able to discuss the AHA’s Life’s Simple 7 including self–care strategies that can be utilized to make lifestyle changes and improve cardiovascular risk.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity carries 1.0 contact hour.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit for this Continuing Medical Education, Continuing Nursing Education (CME/CNE) activity, you must:

  • View the entire event or session
  • fill out the activity evaluation. (you must register to access).

The activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content have reported NO financial interest or relationship* with various companies. There were no individuals in a position to control the content that refused to disclose.

*A “financial interest or relationship" refers to an equity position, receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by a research grant, receiving honoraria for educational services elsewhere, or to any other relationship to a company that provides sufficient reason for disclosure, in keeping with the spirit of the stated policy.

Bibliographic Sources
  • Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics— 2021 Update A Report From the American Heart Association
  • Collins et al., Lancet 2016; 388: 2532–61
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  • Chobanian, AV, et al. JAMA. 2003;289:2560-2572.
  • Whelton, P. K., et al. 2017 ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA 
  • Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines. Hypertension. 2018; 71: e13-e115.
  • Ettehadet al., Lancet, 2016; 387: 957-967.
  • JhaP et al. N Engl J Med 2013;368:341-350
  • US Department of Health and Human Services. Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. 2nd ed. Department of Health and Human Services; 2018
  • Arnett DK, et al. 2019 ACC/AHA guideline on the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines [published corrections appear in Circulation. 2019;140:e649–e650, Circulation. 2020;141:e60, and Circulation. 2020;141:e774]. Circulation. 2019;140:e596–e646.
  • Ulf Ekelundet al. BMJ 2019;366:bmj.l4570
Provider Contact Information

Provider contact information for questions regarding accreditation of the activity:

Center for Learning and Professional Development
CME/CNE Office
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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